Harvick wins Bud Shootout for second consecutive season

Daytona, Fla. – Despite not having any practice laps due to illness, Kevin Harvick made the pass for the lead with two laps remaining in Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout and went on to win for the second consecutive season.

Heading into the final lap of the race, Jeff Gordon got into the back of Greg Biffle, setting off a huge crash that ended the race under caution.
“You don’t expect it because you know that you can wreck anytime at a plate race, but you don’t really expect it. When you’re behind Jeff Gordon, who is one of the sport’s best, and the 16 was on old tires. I don’t know, one of them got into each other and lost it or something.” Kenseth said.
Kasey Kahne finished second, Jamie McMurray third, Kyle Busch fourth and Denny Hamlin finished fifth.
Kurt Busch took a wide ride after contact was made with Mark Martin. Busch went through the grass and his hood came up onto the windshield. Unable to see where his was going, he slid back across the track and hit the outside wall. 
“Tough night for our Miller Lite Dodge. I’m not sure what really happened. I’m just making more laps in the ambulance than I am on the track (chuckles). We still have two good bullets. I thought that I was in the outside lane, crossed into the middle; I was just trying to figure out the draft with the big restrictor plate. Man, I’m making a bunch of mistakes I guess.” Busch said. Martin immediately apologized for the contact.

Race Results

POS ST NO DRIVER MAKE LAPS STATUS
1 27 29 Kevin Harvick  Chevrolet 78 Running
2 15 26 Jamie McMurray  Ford 78 Running
3 6 14 Tony Stewart  Chevrolet 78 Running
4 28 24 Jeff Gordon  Chevrolet 78 Running
5 18 44 A.J. Allmendinger  Dodge 78 Running
6 14 9 Kasey Kahne  Dodge 78 Running
7 11 99 Carl Edwards  Ford 78 Running
8 25 17 Matt Kenseth  Ford 78 Running
9 12 2 Kurt Busch  Dodge 78 Running
10 10 18 Kyle Busch  Toyota 78 Running
11 7 83 Brian Vickers  Toyota 78 Running
12 1 98 Paul Menard  Ford 78 Running
13 5 11 Denny Hamlin  Toyota 78 Running
14 21 48 Jimmie Johnson  Chevrolet 77 Accident
15 24 7 Casey Mears  Chevrolet 77 Accident
16 20 12 David Stremme  Dodge 73 Accident
17 26 16 Greg Biffle  Ford 72 Accident
18 9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Chevrolet 64 Accident
19 8 96 Bobby Labonte  Ford 63 Accident
20 22 0 David Reutimann  Toyota 56 Accident
21 2 19 Elliott Sadler  Dodge 54 Accident
22 17 55 Michael Waltrip  Toyota 43 Accident
23 3 43 Reed Sorenson  Dodge 36 Engine
24 23 31 Jeff Burton  Chevrolet 32 Accident
25 4 82 Scott Speed * Toyota 4 Accident
26 16 6 David Ragan  Ford 3 Accident
27 13 7 Robby Gordon  Dodge 3 Accident
28 19 20 Joey Logano * Toyota 3 Accident

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